Sep 4 2020 Four Jefferson County Attorney’s Office employees test positive for COVID, additional staff members to quarantine as precaution

LOUISVILLE – Four staff members of the Jefferson County Attorney’s office (JCAO) have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days and an additional 16 staff members are now in self-quarantine as a precaution.

May 5 2020 Jefferson County Attorney furloughs employees to bolster Louisville Metro budget
LOUISVILLE–Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is implementing furloughs for at least 47 employees to alleviate budget shortfalls for Louisville Metro Government between now and the end of the city’s fiscal year on June 30.
 
Mar 13 2020 Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell alters office operations in response to COVID-19 coronavirus

The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued an order that our Commonwealth’s court system will limit its operations starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10  April 24 May 31. This reduction in court activities is absolutely the right decision to handle only the most emergency matters at this time as we respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Dec 2 2019 Jefferson County Attorney secures increase for domestic violence victim support

Federal grant of $176,185 funds victim advocates in the office’s Domestic Violence Intake Center and is part of more than $1.5 million in recent federal grants given to local government agencies to serve DV victims

LOUISVILLE–Domestic violence victims in Louisville will continue to have a place to go for immediate legal action and protection, thanks to Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and $176,185 in federal grant money.

Sep 26 2019 County Attorney adds to leadership team following retirement of First Assistant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is adding to his senior leadership team with the retirement of the office’s First Assistant, Matthew Golden, on October 1. Eric Graninger replaces Golden in the office’s highest appointed position.

Aug 28 2019 County Attorney issues objective to no longer prosecute simple possession of marijuana cases of one ounce or less

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell announced a new policy objective Wednesday to generally not prosecute possession of marijuana (“POM”) cases involving one ounce of marijuana or less when the possession charge is the only charge or the most serious charge against the individual.

Jun 10 2019 County Attorney delinquent child support list shows more than $96 million owed

VIEW 2019 DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORT LIST

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell released his annual publication of delinquent child support obligors on Monday, June 10.

Mar 21 2019 County Attorney’s Office Mourns Loss of Julie Hardesty, Longtime First Assistant

 

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office mourns the loss of Julie Lott Hardesty, our longtime First Assistant. Julie was first sworn as an Assistant County Attorney in 1988 and became First Assistant in 2001 under then Jefferson County Attorney Irv Maze. She died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the age of 60. Below is a statement from Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell.

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Feb 7 2018 Support continues for domestic violence victims at the greatest risk of lethal assault

Federal grant of $152,450 funds victim advocates in the office of the Jefferson County Attorney

LOUISVILLE – Domestic violence victims at the greatest risk of lethal assault will continue to have an outlet for help, thanks to Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and $152,450 in federal grant money.

Oct 20 2017 Center for Women and Families honors Mike O’Connell with Public Service Award

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell received The Center for Women and Families’ Public Service Award during the nonprofit’s annual report to the community Wednesday evening.

The award, presented by Kentuckiana’s domestic violence and rape crisis center, recognizes a public figure who has gone above and beyond to aid The Center’s mission.

Sep 14 2017 ‘Get in the Game’ campaign asks community to be part of collecting delinquent child support for Jefferson County kids

‘Get in the Game’ campaign asks community to be part of collecting delinquent child support for Jefferson County kids

County Attorney’s list has netted $15.2 million in last 11 years

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell previewed the annual publication of delinquent child support obligors Thursday that will be printed in The Courier-Journal on Sunday, September 17 and available online the same day.

Aug 25 2017 Mike O'Connell named Outstanding County Attorney of the Year in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mike O’Connell was named Outstanding County Attorney of the Year at the Kentucky Prosecutors Conference Thursday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

Aug 14 2017 County Attorney pushes new program aimed to curb repeat DUI and other high-risk alcohol offenders

County Attorney Mike O’Connell is supporting a high-tech approach to curbing habitual drunk drivers with the rollout of Jefferson County’s new Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program (CAMP).

 

Jun 22 2017 Revised agreement in LG&E case keeps limited increases in fixed monthly charges and to rates for residential ratepayers and Louisville Metro’s utility bills

Jefferson County Attorney represented Louisville Metro Government in settlement

An agreement reached between Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Louisville Metro Government that significantly reduced a proposed utility rate increase was accepted with minor modifications Thursday by the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

Dec 19 2016 Jefferson County Attorney’s Office to offer additional support to domestic violence victims at the greatest risk of lethal assault

Jefferson County Attorney’s Office to offer additional support to domestic violence victims at the greatest risk of lethal assault
$100k increase comes at a time when domestic killings, city’s murder rate are on the rise

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is hiring two additional advocates for victims of domestic violence, with one position solely focused on victims at a high risk of lethality.